This pup is what resilience looks like.
Friends of Emma, a private rescue home in Fort Worth, Texas, received a call for help from a dog owner in late May regarding a bulldog puppy from Arkansas who was born with several deformities. After the rescuers picked the animal up and consulted various medical professionals, it was discovered that Bonsai, as the pup has been named, has caudal regression and sacrocaudal dysgenesis, which resulted in malformations including half a spine, no functional pelvis and tiny contracted hind legs.
Because his hind legs caused him pain and would have continued to contract and twist as he grew, Friends of Emma decided to have his hind legs amputated, according to a Facebook post. And though that has left him “half a bulldog,” as his slogan says, Bonsai, now 11 weeks old, has continued to have a happy, outgoing spirit. He’s even become a social media star, garnering about 13,000 fans on Facebook.
“[He’s an] 11-week-old puppy who takes on the challenges of his world as though they don’t exist,” Elizabeth Hart, one of Bonsai’s rescuers, told The Huffington Post in a message. “He’s a vibrant, silly, sweet, strong-willed — spoiled rotten.”
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